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Faith Mussa in bridging generations enterprise

Sets pace with Ben Mankhamba

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Singer and guitarist Faith Mussa has fashioned a concept that will see him bridging musical generations with an aim of preserving sound and also giving people fresh artistry.

Faith who has just returned from United States of America (USA) where he attended a Fair Play gathering said yesterday that the whole project is titled ‘My Music Journey’.

He has since already started the work by collaborating with veteran musician Ben Mankhamba, who is also Village Head Chingalire.

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“The whole project is My Music Journey but this particular one is just Faith Mussa and Ben Mankhamba. The next will also unveil a different artist and I have already identified the next artist I will work with,” the ‘Mdidi’ and ‘Desperate’ creator said.

The musician, who is also contesting for Musicians Union of Malawi (Mum) vice presidency slated for December 28 in Lilongwe, described 2022 as a blessed year for him.

“It is the year I planned the direction for my music career and clearly pursued it and this is why I have now My Music Journey project,” Faith said.

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He said just like with other artists he will work with, with Mankhamba, he intends to bridge two generations.

“He inspired me as I was growing up. I have also inspired so many young people. I want to share the story of my music journey by visiting the inspirations that shaped me,” Faith said.

He said with the festive season, they will release one lice recording audio, lyrics video and live performance video.

“After this, I will date another artist who inspired me. Whatever we create, we will also release it,” the Lilongwe-based musician, said.

He said they have renditioned ‘Ndiopa Kutenga’, ‘Anajere’ and ‘Msampha’.

“Being the festive season, we thought we should give people a gift and so, we will be releasing ‘Ndiopa Kutenga’ and the rest as later releases,” Faith said.

Mankhamba, who is based at Chingalire in Lilongwe and has built a beautiful arts and culture hub aimed at propelling culture, said he was happy to have worked with Faith.

“Faith is the one managing it. You know these technologically advanced artists; they know how to go about their business. I am happy two generations are musically working together fusing ideas. I hope people will like the output,” the ‘Kamba Anga Mwala’ star said.

He described 2022 as good for him and Chingalire.

“More developments here although there is still more support needed. We want to create a place here where people can come and learn a lot of things particularly village life and also help in promoting tourism. 2023 promises even more goodies and we just have to pray for a good life,” Mankhamba said.

He then took time out to wish people the best of the festive season and called upon them to celebrate responsibly.

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